Technology in Marine Science: ROVs

Dates: Now offered virtually starting Feb 22.

Are you interested in bringing underwater robotics into your teaching environment, but wanted a bit of direction first?  If so, join us for this virtual workshop consisting of 5 weekly sessions of 2 hrs each.  We’ll build a MATE Angelfish ROV from the circuit board up so that by the last session, you’ll have a working ROV to share with your students!  You’ll explore the skills and concepts behind the electronics, waterproofing, tether construction, motor integration, and frame design through weekly discussions and group and individual practice.

Sessions will take place every Monday afternoon from 3-5 pm central, from Feb. 22 to March 22.  You can expect to spend a few hours working outside of these sessions to complete some construction phases. Prior to the workshop, you will need to have an Angelfish ROV kit (purchased from the SeaMate store).*  You will also need to have a few common tools on hand (heat gun/blow dryer, wire cutter/stripper/crimper, ruler, scissors, Phillips and flathead screwdrivers (a jewelers set of screwdrivers may also be helpful), PVC cutter, multimeter). 

Cost: $25 registration fee plus ROV Angelfish* kit and tools

Please email or call (251) 861-2141 x7515 with any questions.

To register, please click here.

*A pufferfish kit may be substituted but will require an additional session and/or additional time outside of the scheduled sessions for completion of the control box. In addition, a soldering iron and solder will be needed.

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